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Jim Duffy, Mairead Philpott's father, told reporters that he was happy his daughter's appeal for a reduction of her 17-year sentence was rejected and described today's hearing as "a waste of money'.
Mairead Philpott has lost her appeal to have her 17-year sentence reduced for the manslaughter of her six children.
Prosecutor Richard Latham QC told Nottingham Crown Court that while Mairead Philpott was "obviously upset" after the fire that killed her six children, there was also evidence of her laughing and joking and "enjoying the attention."
Richard Latham QC, prosecution for the Crown, said that while there is no dispute that Mairead Philpott "loved her children" that this was a planned crime "hatched over a period of time" and she knew the awful consequences of the plan.
Mairead Philpott's barrister Shaun Smith QC described her and other women as "utterly dependent" on Mick Philpott.
Mairead Philpott's barrister told Nottingham Crown Court she was "particularly vulnerable."
Shaun Smith QC represents Mairead Philpott in today's televised appeal at Nottingham Crown Court.
Mairead Philpott's renewed application to challenge the length of her 17-year jail term has begun in a live TV hearing at Nottingham Crown Court - the first British televised court hearing of its kind outside London.